Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Invasion

Well, I guess I will write about Monday Morons a bit later. I am still trying to decide if I should write more about the divorce, or if I should write about my mom (and that also has to do with the divorce), or if I should write about my husband, or if I should write about being in bed this morning. That last thing wouldn't be anything really bad, but I am a lady, and I do not want to write any pornographic posts. I'd have to write it in a way that would be funny, without much in the way of naughty bits.

Anyway, we are having bacon for breakfast. Bacon isn't on the diet, so we have to eat all of it before the diet, see? Also, last night I went on one more all we can stuff ourselves Chinese buffet. The other time was with my husband, and last night was with the club. See?

Yesterday I found out about The Invasion. I don't know how that one got past me before. It's out in August, and I'm only finding out about it now? My husband was all like, so what? You saw how bad she (Nicole Kidman) messed up The Stepford Wives, so I don't know why you would get excited now. Well, the Stepford remake was not so great, but I don't think that any of the actors could be blamed for that. Moving on.

Anyway, I'm just about the biggest Invasion of the Body Snatchers fan there is. I've read the book and seen the three movies. This movie is said to have started out being a fourth version of the Body Snatchers story and then was changed to something else. Not sure how much has changed. If you watch the preview you'll hear mostly the same lines from the 70s version just being said by someone else. I'm wondering if maybe they got rid of the seed pods. If you know, don't tell me. I hate spoilers. Once I've heard enough to decide that I'm definitely going to watch a movie, I don't want to hear anything more about it.

Let me say it again. I HATE SPOILERS. If you tell me more about this movie than I want to know, you are taking your life in your hands. And if you are a certain suicidal hairy nurse, and you tell me something about this movie that I'd rather wait and see for myself, you are taking your balls....

Never mind, he probably does that anyway. Moving on.

Okay, if you would like a bit of trivia on the story that does not involve spoilers for the new movie, Jack Finney's first thought about the story was the dog scene. He didn't really know where he was going from there, only that an important part of the story would revolve maybe around a scene of a dog getting hit by a car. He wasn't really sure what he was going to do with it. Maybe the dog would turn out to be a robot or something.

Also Mr. Finney mistakenly sold too much of his rights away when the first movie was made. He wasn't consulted on the second movie, and I don't believe he was paid anything for the second or third movies. He did a slight rewrite of the book right about the time that the second version of the movie came out, so I hope he made some money.

Okay, if you haven't seen it yet, here's the preview. And please remember, leave comments, but DON'T LEAVE ANY DAMNED SPOILERS.


http://us.video.aol.com/player/launcher?ar=us_en_video_748x541_full&mid=24581&mode=0&pmmsid=1922492

7 comments:

Tara said...

"Bacon isn't on the diet, so we have to eat all of it before the diet, see?"

I love that kind of thinking! Brilliant! :) If I'm eating chocolate, I theorize that cocoa and sugar are from a plant, so I'm basically eating vegetables. Milk chocolate...Milk is dairy.

evil-e said...

Eat what you want.....happiness is the key to life.

As far as remakes of classics starring wooden actresses, I have zero intent on seeing this latest incarnation of the Body Snatchers, I was very well satisfied with the 70's version. The "Thing" was also a nice reenactment of it as well. Hollywood needs to get some thinkers in there and quick.

laughingattheslut said...

The Thing is Who Goes There, not Body Snatchers. The Carpenter version got a bit carried away with the gross special effects, but it was still a pretty good version of the story.

I got my hopes up too much on the third version of The Body Snatchers and somehow it wasn't quite what I expected. The 70s version is my favorite.

AlienCG said...

I hate spoilers too. I am adamant about not wanting to know what happens in the final Sopranos episode until I see it. Unfortunately, every radio station and TV news network insists on talking about it.

I haven't seen any of the Invasion movies so you need not worry about me giving up any spoilers.

dmarks said...

I like the Jeff Goldblum "Fly" for its gross and all-out pre-digital-era special effects. It does quite well with it. Good scary movie.

Trying to think: perhaps the only Nicole Kidman film I have seen is "Far and Away", which I think is underrated. Perhaps there are some others, but that is the only one I can think of.

Once I had a copy of an Australian western in which Nicole was in it... maybe 15 years old? She had the most ridiculous puffy white woman afro mall-do. As if they had perms and blow-dryers on the frontier.

I missed mention of this "Invasion" movie too. I get "Entertaiment Weekly" and usually read it thoroughly, and if I had remembered reading about a new "Invasion of the Body Snathers" remake, I would have for sure already mentioned it to certain people. Perhaps the new title is a mistake on their part.

Babybull40 said...

I am trying understand why the movie studios have to keep remaking a movie that is 30 yrs old... enough already.. It only leaves you comparing the remake to the original.. I wish they would leave well enough alone... I probably would see it once it comes out on DVD.. but like all remakes I have seen they are usually disappointing...

laughingattheslut said...

Someone who calls himself Alien has not seen any Invasion of the Body Snatchers movies?

What's up with that?